Monthly Archives: January 2011

Recipes and the connexion between garlic and paragliding

It’s been pretty grey, cold, damp weather recently, the sort of weather when you tend to stay indoors.  Gardening out of the question.  Walking not very stimulating.   The mind starts wandering, mainly backwards rather than forwards. It’s amazing how the … Continue reading

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Grey and Grumpy

I don’t know whether it is the return to grey weather or the insidious effect of Grey Britain but I seem to be becoming increasingly grumpy.  Seeing as I’m already well established as a Grumpy Old Man increased grumpiness can’t … Continue reading

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…. and what about Grey Britain

I had intended to write this blog about Grey Britain.  The day I arrived back from Canada it was grey and wet and continued like that for 5 days.  But I got up on Tuesday morning to cloudless blue sky … Continue reading

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Back to Grey Britain and a New Direction for air travel research

Wednesday 12 January and, sadly, very sadly, time to leave the Rockies and return home.  I have enjoyed it here very much.  The mountains, the rivers, the snow, the cold, the skiing, the walking, the town, the people.  And being … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain winter trails

Tuesday and my last full day in the Rockies.  Once again it was cloudless blue sky and very cold.  My knee was playing up after the Hoodoos Trail yesterday but I couldn’t just poodle around town.  I had to do … Continue reading

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Banff and the Bow Valley: Wildlife on the doorstep, walking on the wild side ….. and getting it wrong!

I’m back home now (Thursday evening) but I’ll update the blog with the Canada trip.  The blog below failed to upload in Calgary airport where the WiFi connection cut me off. First of all, apologies in advance if this is … Continue reading

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Banff: Wildlife on the doorstep

Sunday was a day-off skiing for Ruth and Tim, and for me too for that matter.  That means a day for chores including a visit to the launderette with big bags of laundry.  On the way back we heard a … Continue reading

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Art, nature, pushing the limits, and knowing when to stop

Saturday didn’t begin well.  I had a appointment with the physio at 08.00, the only slot available.  The insurance company were still ‘reviewing’ my case (translation: still trying to find a way of wriggling out of paying for my treatment) so … Continue reading

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What do you do in a ski town when you’re not skiing?

The last time I went skiing before this Canada trip was in Verbier in Switzerland in 1991.  I know this because I happened to find the lift pass just before I came away.  It cost an arm and a leg.  … Continue reading

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White-out, Wipe-out, Black Monday

It often irritates me when people talk about a ‘white-out’ whenever it snows. It’s part of the unfortunately growing habit of exaggerating everything for effect.  Some people never have a headache, only a migraine.  If you’ve had migraine you know … Continue reading

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